Because of new technology, rainhead showers are making a big comeback.

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Q: We are designing a new custom shower and want to include a rainhead showerhead in the ceiling. Can you please give us your insight on the new types of rainhead showers available today?

A: Because of new technology, rainhead showers are making a big comeback.

Decades ago, rainhead showers basically relied on using a lot of water to create a mini-rainstorm in your shower. With today’s water-saving rules, the trick became how to design a rainhead shower that meets flow codes and still gives a rainlike experience.

A big breakthrough was the use of air-induction spray technology to create bigger and softer raindrops. This allows for a more enjoyable rain experience with a water-efficient head. Another new rainhead feature is the deluge option, where the fixture dumps water for just a short period of time, then saves water for the next deluge.

Some new rainhead showers even have wireless-speaker technology for the ultimate way to stream your music in the shower.

 

Ed Del Grande is a master plumber and contractor and is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call.” Send questions to eadelg@cs.com.